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Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
still buzzing about the contentious showdown between president obama and mitt romney. should it be a fierce few weeks before the november 6th election. today the candidates continued the fight, campaigning in swing states. president obama in iowa and romney in virginia. >> i just think the american people had expected that the presidents of the united states would be able to describe what he is going to be able to do in the next four years be, he can't. >> you've heard of the square deal. mitt romney is trying to tell you a sketchy deal. we are not buying it. >> the verbal jabs continue. the third and final debate will be next monday evening in florida, which is as you probably know another key battleground state. >>> the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled after last night's debate. but for all the posturing and verbal attacking, did president obama and governor romney keep their accusations and their explanations on point? in tonight's reality check, sam brock takes a closer look at the claims both candidates made in the heat of the moment. >> janelle, good evening.
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to the polls goes to mitt romney, plenty of us tuned in. much higher ratings for this debate than the previous two aelections. our team coverage begins with steve handlesman in denver. >> republican joy in denver, mitt romney declared his campaign is rejuvenated. >> you know, what we're going to take back the white house. >> a new mood after many saw a new mitt romney last night. >> let's get back to better care. the government can provide the service at lower cost and without a profit. >> in control, assertive, presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> it's very rare that there's such a clear triumph of one side over the other. >> at a rally in denver, the president admitted he got surprised. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> later today, at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said. >> he may do a tap dance and a two step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> some felt mr. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he
NBC
Oct 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this. you know that. we're going to win. >> reporter: going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us, and see which plan is better for you. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early voting is under way in several states, the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns into disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio, the state that's looking more and more like a clencher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> speaking of crunching, halfway there. the giants have a 2-0 lead going into game three of the world series tonight against the tigers. nba bay area is in detroit with more for
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and governor romney prepare to square off. >>> and a rough day for hewlett-packard. what ceo meg whitman said that scared investors. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. this time yesterday we had 107 in gilroy. today temperatures starting to drop. a lot more comfortable outside, with anywhere from 78 in san jose to 86 in livermore. we're going to talk more about this temperature trend and some big-time changes for your weekend. even our next chance of showers in just a few minutes. >>> 50 minutes and counting. the first debate of the 2012 race for the white house starts at the top of the hour. tonight's theme domestic policy. the 90-minute debate will be divided into six timed segments of approximately 15 minutes each. president obama will get the first question, and mitt romney will get the last word. for the very latest, let's check in with nbc's steve handelsman live at the university of denver. good evening, steve. >> reporter: janelle, thanks. good evening from a suddenly blustery cold denver, where the gold tonight is political substance. when th
NBC
Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. . >>> we need someone who can turn it around fast, and that man is mitt romney there is not much time left. >> that's clint eastwood, once again lending his support to the romney campaign. the movie icon appears in a new 30-second tv ad, paid for by the superpac american crossroads. the ad began running today ins en key swing states, including colorado, ohio, and florida. both candidates are campaigning like crazy right now, covering multiple states in one day. the obama campaign got a boost in ohio from a "time" magazine poll. it gives the president a 5% lead over mitt romney. but other polls show the candidates are still neck and neck. steve handelsman is live in washington with an update for us. good evening, steve. >> reporter: janelle, thanks. good evening to you. neck and neck means there are a whole lot of different combinations of wins. in the swing states like florida that could mean a victory on november 6th. and so these candidate are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan's swing state tour started in colorado. they split up, romney going to nevada, wher
NBC
Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
's not even the final sprint. it's exhausting. mitt romney is soldiering on. barack obama's making his marathon part of his message. president obama started the day hoarse. >> i just have to keep on keepin' on. >> he had been in iowa on the tonight show in l.a., in nevada for a laterally, then to air force one, a call to colin powell after the general endorsed the president on cbs. >> i think we ought to keep on the track we're on. >> reporter: at 9:00 a.m., florida, the president trails by two points. >> i have a plan that will create jobs. and unlike mitt romney, i'm proud to talk about that plan. >> on to richmond, the race in virginia is still tied. nationwide the obama lead with women has disappeared. he's reminding us that a republican 123459 candidate tuesday said, if a woman gets pregnant after being raped it's god's will. >> i don't think any male politician should be making health care decisions for women. >> reporter: mitt romney too was on the move in his must-win state in ohio. cincinnati at 11:00. >> the path we're on is the path that doesn't have an answer about how to g
NBC
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
>> reporter: mitt romney got sunshine from a startling poll by gallup for usa today that shows him leading now in 12 battleground states from colorado to florida to ohio. since the debate in denver. romney over obama 50 to 46 among likely voters because gallup found romney trails with women in swing states by just one. a once wide gender gap closed. team obama disputes the numbers. a shift like that is critical. >> whoever wins the women, usually wins the election. >> reporter: tonight the debate is a town hall. audience questions. in a debate like that 1992, george bush 41 looked irritable. >> help me with the question. >> reporter: small state governor clinton looks empathetic. >> when people lose their jobs, i'll know them by their names. >> reporter: al gore appeared reckless when he approached george bush 43. >> continue to preach what he believed in because he is more moderate than people give him credit for. >> reporter: advice for president obama. >> i think he needs to take charge and show that he has been running this country for four years. >> reporter: one issue is sure
NBC
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
numbers out today show that the economy continues to improve, but that gop rival mitt romney and president obama disagree about whether the glass is half full or half empty. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is standing by live in washington, d.c. as we edge closer and closer to election day, steve. >> thanks. ohio may still be the keys. no republican has ever won the white house without winning that state, and this year's nominee is campaigning as if that still is a rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay, and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because since the first debate, more voters just like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. well, that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state. >> that's true. >> reporter: these sisters sell furniture. cassie voted for barack
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
that president obama is holding a slim lead nationally while mitt romney has pulled ahead in some key battleground states, including florida. but those numbers could change, especially after tomorrow night's second presidential debate. there is a lot at stake here. here is nbc's steve handelsman from washington. >> hello, everybody, hello, hello! >> reporter: president obama, whose last public break from debate camp was jed yed is being warned insiders say not to overcorrect and be too aggressive tomorrow night. at the town hall-style debate at hofstra university on long island -- >> yes, he needs to show he is tougher, yes, he needs to attack, but he doesn't want to come across as a bully. for mitt romney, the number one piece of advice that he is getting is to engage with these questioners. in town halls he has a tendency when he gets a tough question to back away. >> debate number one erased the president's lead in virginia and reduced it in other swing states. the race is tied nationally in two new polls. but mitt romney's likability has shot up after the denver debates. and romne
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> accusing of mitt romney of swerving to the middle to trick women. >> i don't know anything about giving tax cuts to rich folks. take a impeach temperature, because you probably got romnesia. here is the good news. obama care covers preexisting conditions. >> reporter: he got big laughs. but obama's support in this fourth biggest battleground state has dropped. he is tied here with romney, whose campaign said women haven't forgotten how they've suffered for four years. two new polls show former governor romney ahead nationally. two showed ties. the nbc marist survey shows romney trailing in midwest states he needs to win. >> that's a problem. >> reporter: the last debate looms monday in florida. libya is sure to be an issue. team obama denying for days it was a terrorist attack. another issue is how the president defended that last night on the daily show. >> before americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> reporter: not optimal. the term is being called inappropriate, like mitt romney citing binders full of women. every sentence dissected in a race so close, the two campaign planes stoppin
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
number who watch president obama and mitt romney last week. tonight? yeah, the audience may be a little closer to 55 or 60 million. still, the largest audience that either of those two will see this year. >> for those watching, what should voters look for. >> a couple things. we want to think about the two candidates, which of them is closest to the voters values, we want to know which of the two candidates understands the issues best, and finally, ween watt to know which of the candidates is best suited to preside as president should that likely circumstance come to pass. >> what about stylistically, what should we look for? >> that's just as important, it really is. we want to see if ryan moves to the center like romney did last week, and if he does, how biden responds. we also want to watch to see if biden talks down to romney as george h.w. bush did to geraldine ferraro. and if he does, how he handles it. they're separated by a quarter century, different accomplishments and considerably different values. put it all together and by the end of the night, we're going to know an awful l
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, mitt romney was in virginia, giving a major speech on foreign policy. romney called for a change of course in the middle east and blamed the obama administration for making the region more dangerous. >> i know the president hoped for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allayed with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> today's speech largely repackaged things romney has said before, but included a few specific ways he would change the president's approach. >> president obama fired back in an ad scheduled to run in virginia, which is a key battleground state. the ad portrays romney as reckless and amateurish during a trip to england, israel and poland. >>> how much you spending? these rising gas prices 50 cents higher in the past week alone. that costs you about $8 extra for every trip to the gas station. nbc bay area's stephanie trong joins us in oakland this evening. stephanie, gas prices and politics usually go hand in hand. what is the spin here? >> reporter: raj, it really depends on who you ask. if you ask the industry experts, they say the trend
NBC
Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president obama and governor romney in a dead heat, 47 to 47 among likely voters. >> that tells you the potential for this race to be a little unexpected. >> reporter: tonight the candidates take on foreign policy. governor romney is expected to question president obama's handling of the violence at the u.s. consulate in libya that led to four american deaths. also likely on tonight's agenda, iran's controversial nuclear program and relations with israel. so what should you, the voter be watching for during this final debate before the election? we went to dennis gordon, chair of the political science department at santa clara university for advice. >> are there any grand issues that emerge? does mitt romney raise a question about the soviet nuclear arsenal? sometimes president obama is criticized for signing an arms control treaty with the soviets that the americans claim he gave away too much to him. >> reporter: see if they go beyond to global, humanitarian issues. and read between the rhetoric. do the candidates have a plan? >> and actually coming up with the real tools and the
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. mitt romney also canceled events in wisconsin, iowa, and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive, so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay doesn't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he is in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week, where he could meet with storm victims and with governor chris christie, a romney ally. >>> in just over a week you will be asked to decide who should be president. and you may have already cast your vote in the comfort of your own home. but did your vote count? nbc bay area's marianne favro is here in the newsroom with a look at a simple mistake people make that could get their mail-in ballot kicked out. >> reporter: the most important mistake is people forget to sign their ballot envelope. so far 179 mail-in ballots have been kicked out because of that. people make other mistakes too that prevent their votes from counting. in s
NBC
Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
not even ohio. as for the romney campaign. ann romney appeared on the view where she says her husband will fight to bring prosperity to women, men and all americans. >> the east bay boy scout who was denied his promotion to eagle scout because he's gay is continuing his fight to get his award. ryan anderson, his parents and supporters, delivered more than 400,000 signatures gathered through the online website change.org. anderson says he's optimistic the council will change their policy or allow his troop to amend the policy. >> i'm hoping that the council will overturn their policy. i think they understand it's not okay. i made it very clear to them. i think they know there's not going to be any trouble with them if they go against the policy and help out gay scouts like me. i hope a national policy gets overturned. >> the boy scouts of america released a statement that says, anderson does not meet scouting standards on sexual orientation. >>> our news continues here on nbc bay area. >> hi, guys, next on "nightly news" americans discovering they're rich and they doesn't even know it.
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
from the san francisco fundraisers alone. after a debate in denver, mitt romney soared past barack obama in a new poll and gallup survey. but gallup pollsters are now seeing romney's numbers slip down. >> definitely he got a bump. however, as we continue the track at gallup friday, saturday, sunday, we think some of that bump is dissipating. >> also today the producers of "sesame street" say they do not want big bird at the center of the presidential campaign. they asked president obama's campaign team to stop airing an ad which responds to mitt romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. >>> at uc davis, a high profile rally featuring former president bill clinton underscore the importance both parties place on california's congressional races. the former president was the headliner. the mission was to boost the profile of sacramento area incumbents. sharing the stage challengers in two others am my berra a. >>> workers could soon see a boost in the magic. the city could join a handful of others by creating its own pay floor for residents. san jose's minimum wage
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president obama and governor romney stayed out of the spotlight. instead, preparing for their debate. but their running mates hit the trail in swing states. vice president biden said team romney would hike middle class taxes, while congressman ryan swung back. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> the university of denver will host the debate tomorrow. you can watch it here live on nbc bay area. the topic for this first debate is domestic policy around the moderator is jim lehr. >>> a massive recall for a list of popular peanut butter brands is expanding tonight. new mexico-based sunland is now adding more store brand names to its recall list. the company provides peanut butter and other nut products to major chains. some of the brand names include target's archer farms, safe waive open nature and fresh and easy. also on the list are nature valley, earthbalance and serious food. the recall first began after some people started ge
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
night's debate. but this is new fallout tonight. mitt romney is now accusing joe biden of not being truthful about the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others who died in libya. steve handelsman is in the battleground state of ohio with more. >> reporter: the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. cincinnati chili stays the local lunch favorite. but cincinnati voters swing between parties. barack obama won here in '08, but republicans tracy winkler and tony rosiello are relieved today. >> last night's debate is not going to hurt news this county. >> congressman ryan really held his own. >> i will vote for obama, period. >> reporter: last night helped? >> just convinced it. >> reporter: paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> i feel great. >> reporter: in daniel last night, ryan drank a lot of water, but didn't sound nervous. >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new jobs, private sector jobs. >> reporter: he denied team obama covered up an al qaeda attack in l
NBC
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
economic patriotism, a plan for jobs and middle class security. mitt romney and paul ryan begin their two-week push with a stop in another swing state, nevada. tonight they'll attend a rally in denver which features a musical performance by kid rock. both candidates are claiming victory in last night's debate, which coined a new catchphrase, horses and bayonets. >> governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> that was president obama's response to a complaint by mitt romney that the navy is smaller now than it was in 1917. after the debate, the hash tag horses and bayonets was trending. it prompted more than 100,000 tweets per minute. overnighthorse and bayonets went to the top of google's top five searches. >>> halloween is just two weeks away. costume stores are busy right now. >> in the east bay, halloween is their christmas. garvin thomas shows us how we can all learn a thing or two about life from the store's owner. >> judy townsend said she doesn't quite remember when it began, but she always thought it would be cool to own a man
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Oct 13, 2012 5:00pm PDT
their funding on the chopping block. republican romney's statements, sparked support for big bird, better, ernie and the sesame street gang. the men are hoping the rally will take place on the national mall on november 3rd. the saturday before the election. >>> still to cup, mother nature has taken its toll and a roller coaster ride. and things are about to change again. and a lesson in basic carpentry. the new class saving students money while also saving the planet. >>> save money and the planet. a new class on peninsula is helping do both by teaching basic repair skills from coffee pots to saet cushieat cushions. best thing of all it is free. maryanne favro has more. >> reporter: when you look in your garage do you final treasures, things you love but need to be fixed. like the camping cushion. the teapot with a lid that doesn't close. instead of turning them into ref use, rescue them, with the help of repair cafe opening sunday at the museum of american heritage. here, volunteer will help you repair your stuff. the best part, the service its free. with silicone valley entrepreneur peter skin
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
media to accuse the obama administration of doctoring those numbers. republican nominee mitt romney did not go that far, but did say the reason for drop in the unemployment rate is because americans have just stopped looking for work. >>> the mom accused of abandoning her 10-year-old daughter inside of a local safeway store after a botched shoplifting attempt was in court today. and nbc bay area has learned investigators believe this mom did the same thing just go weeks earlier and got away with it. the prosecutor says marci ariko pulled the same stunt at the same morgan hill safeway store. the difference is the first time she allegedly went into the store with her daughter instead of waiting outside the whole time. a loss prevention officer with the store said he recognized both mom and daughter the second time around. today she was officially charged with a felony count of commercial burglary and a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. >> you know, it's a very sad situation, very sad. i mean it's the -- it's the person who is supposed to be nurturing you, an
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. and as you see here, mitt romney was in ohio, collecting cans for food for people in -- cans of food, excuse me, for people in new jersey. tomorrow the president will join republican governor chris christie for a tour of damage in new jersey. "nightly news" will continue our coverage at 5:30, in about 25 minutes from now. brian williams goes in-depth. then in prime time tonight at 10:00, a special broadcast on sandy's impact. >>> streets in downtown san francisco are back open right now after a suspicious package was found in the financial district, prompting police to bring out the bomb squad. a suitcase was found dangling from a tree near market street and the embarcadero this morning. nearby buildings were evacuated and a shelter in place was ordered for the ferry building. a bomb robot investigated and found the package to be harmless. the site of today's bomb scare is actually the start of tomorrow's ticker tape parade honoring the san francisco giants. the victory parade is expected to draw more than a million people to the city. nbc bay area's monte francis is live in san francisco wi
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